It was one year ago that RGN reported on a then-upcoming magazine publication for the retro video game community simply called “RETRO“, which was created by a joint collaboration between GameGavel and Retro Gaming Roundup. After an amazing save in it’s final hours, the magazine became a reality thanks to support via Kickstarter. Here we are one year later, and other than offering a great magazine (in print and online), they have created an amazing hub of information about the community. RETRO is about to enter it’s second year, and the people behind the magazine have decided to join forces with Kickstarter once again, in hopes of making the publication even better.
As the holidays get closer and closer, we start wondering about special gifts that we can give to our friends and loved ones. In some traditions, we have special gatherings that are known as the “ugly Christmas sweater parties”, where we all try to find the ugliest, most tacky Christmas sweaters that we can find, and wear them to the event. Sometimes, these are the most retched articles of clothing you have ever seen, but it is always in good fun, and a great conversation starter with your family and friends. But why do these sweaters always have to be so, bad? Sonic Merchandise has recently announced a brand new officially licensed sweater just for such as occasion, but unlike some of the sweaters that I have seen over the years, this one has some style! This new piece of clothing combines the Christmas sweater, with our favorite blue hedgehog.
You cannot have a website devoted to retro video games, and not be able to give some love to the classic “Rockman” series. While Capcom may have been a little lackluster as of late, fans of “Mega Man” certainly are very devoted to the series. (Our very own Pixxel Papa is certainly a fan himself!) Even though he hasn’t been celebrated too much recently (with the exception of course with his appearance in “Super Smash Bros”), Play-Asia is currently working on making some new merchandise based on the franchise, in the form of adorable plushies! And let’s face it: Don’t most retro gamers love toys?
There was a small part of my childhood where my mom and dad had tried to get me into other hobbies that didn’t involve video games or computers. I can remember getting all kinds of gifts, that ranged from telescopes and chemistry sets, to calligraphy pens and art easels. One other hobby they tried out on me was stamp collecting. I can even remember the book that my mom had bought me, which was really nice looking back. While I never got any further than 3 stamps in the entire book, those that enjoy the hobby now have four brand new ones they can add to their collections. The Ireland postal service earlier this week has launched a new set of 4 stamps that celebrate the retro video game concept, and they are ready to purchase!
Just like other retro video game consoles of the era, the Intellivision offers a lot in the world of homebrew development, with a lot of excellent original video game titles coming out all the time. As we hit the middle of October, we are sharing with you news about another title getting a release for the system called “The Lost Caves Of Kroz”. While the concept of the game was first made public earlier this year, and originally slated for a summer release, the people at Elektronite have announced that the production of the game is still going strong, and will be released by the end of this month. Plus, there is still a chance for you to get your hands on one!